Why am I, a registered democrat, probably going to vote for a republican again in 2008? It might have something to do with the Democratic candidates. The two front runners (and some say the possible end ticket) are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I would not vote for either of these creeps for dog catcher during a rabies epidemic. Why? Well, let’s start with some quotes from Hillary Rodham Clinton:
· "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - June 29, 2004
· "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...... And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity." - May 29, 2007
· "(We) ....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people." - June 4, 2007
· "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground." - June 4, 2007
· "I certainly think the free-market has failed." - June 4, 2007
· "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched." - September 2, 2005
Is this a US Presidential candidate or a reincarnation of Karl Marx? Okay, let’s now examine some of her concepts of an “Affordable Health Plan” as laid out in her Health Care speech given September 17th, 2007. Here’s a quote from that speech:
“I'm fighting to improve care for our seniors, to lower prescription drug costs by empowering Medicare to negotiate with drug companies and by allowing imports of our drugs from Canada at lower prices”
She is going to bestow the power upon Medicare to negotiate with Canada for cheaper drugs? Wake up people, Canadian drugs are cheaper because Canadian health care is socialized and they dictate to the drug companies how much they are going to pay for their drugs. The Drug companies let them because they make up the difference by charging higher prices to other countries that do not have socialized health care. If Canada is going to supply Medicare with drugs, then the drug companies are going to make up for the lost revenue by increasing the costs of drugs to other health care providers in the US. Therefore, everyone in the US not on Medicare will now be subsidizing those who are, as well as subsidizing the Canadians, the Politicians and almost all of Europe (most of which have socialized health care). Negotiate with Canada? She is going to let Canada make money on our subsidies! It boggles the mind does it not?
…And let’s not forget her involvement in the Whitewater scandal. Remember, as an attorney who knew better, she shredded documents after they had been subpoenaed and thereby destroyed any evidence that might implicate her in the scandal. Nice set of morals for a presidential candidate don’t you think?
Some other points to consider that I do not like:
· She voted for preserving and enhancing the role of English as a common unifying language but against making English the National language
· She voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650,000,000.
· She voted against capping attorney fees in the District of Columbia when challenging special education placement.
· She voted for allowing exceptions to limits for attorney fees in the District of Columbia when challenging special education placement.
· She voted against banning Partial-birth abortions.
· Voted against extending the 2005 Tax relief measure.
· Did not vote on the support for injured service member’s act.
· Voted against amending the Constitution to prohibit desecration of the US flag.
Next rant will be on Barack Obama.